The Society of Fire Protection Engineers

defines, develops, and advances the use of engineering best practices; expands the scientific and technical knowledge base; and educates the global fire safety community to reduce fire risk.

2022 Annual Conference & Expo: Registration Available!

We are excited to invite you to the 2022 Annual Conference & Expo to be delivered IN-PERSON October 12-14 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Early bird pricing ends September 1! Don't miss pre-conference seminars October 10-12.

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Forum on Fire Protection Engineering: Challenges in Storage | September 8 - 9

This 2-day, in-person event in Chicago, IL, will discuss design challenges of storage facilities that interfere with fire suppression and fire alarm systems.

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Out Now! Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering & Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings

Two new publications are available through the SFPE Series. If you are an SFPE member, get your exclusive discount code here.

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Why Join SFPE?


"SFPE has helped me broaden my career beyond what I thought was possible. I have been able to work with others within the fire protection engineering field internationally by getting involved in committee work and attending conferences. As the chair of the higher education committee, I have expanded my network and feel that I am impacting students, educators, and other professionals as to the future of fire protection engineering." ~ Virginia R. Charter, P.E., Professional Member since 2006


"SFPE allows me as a student to be connected to a network of fire safety professionals around the world. The society not only connects me to other fire protection engineers, but also provides education and resources to further my understanding of the discipline." ~ David Morrisset, Student Member since 2018


Earn credits, advance your career

  • SFPE membership includes complimentary member webinars offered to give you timely insight and valuable guidance on a wide range of topics affecting the profession, includes PDHs and all recordings.

Exclusive member discounts

  • 40% discount on most publications
  • 75% discount ($299, list price $1,199) on the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, Fifth Edition 
  • Up to 20% off conferences and continuing education programs 

    Networking opportunities

    • Collaborate with the best and brightest in the profession

      • volunteer on a committee
      • participate in webinars and seminars
      • join a special interest group
      • attend a global conference
      • enhance your local chapter affiliation with a global peer network

    Fire Protection Engineering Magazine

    Published quarterly, Fire Protection Engineering features articles on timely topics and challenging issues facing the profession. It is the only magazine written for and by fire protection engineers, exclusively for members. Digital issues are available with an SFPE account.


    Fire Technology Journal

    Fire Technology is the international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal of SFPE. Complimentary digital access is included with SFPE membership.

    Available here

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